News game Pokémon Scarlet/Purple: A (really) tiny open world?
Published on 11/30/2022 at 6:09 p.m.
On the Daily program this Wednesday, November 30, we talk about the open world of the last Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, then the overwork at From Software. Finally, we end with an American who buys 300 iPhones, but it ends badly. The Daily, let’s go!
Paldea, Pokémon is far from being a cadorFrom Software employees: “We’ve got a lot!”The $95,000 iPhone robbery
Paldea, Pokémon is far from being a cador
In recent years, open-world video games have almost become institutions. The democratization of games such as Skyrim, GTA V, The Witcher 3 or Arma III has changed the game. Today, the player has less and less appetite for scripted games as much as possible. He has one watchword: freedom. This mojo can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and its open world. However, it remains difficult to understand its real size. To achieve this, a gamer by the name of Sunowaddle said on Reddit that he was trying to put a number on the whole thing. Roughly, the area of Paldea would be 23.91 km². Clearly, this figure remains very far from the standards of the genre. For example, The Witcher 3 offers 220 km² to cover. To stay in the Nintendo ecosystem, the Wii U already offered 245 km² of open world on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Afterwards, not sure that this difference really impacts the gaming experience.
From Software employees: “We have a lot!”
From Software is a Japanese studio known largely from Dark Souls games. The first opus is a game changer for the industry. After this success, the studio has stacked up with other titles. We had the right to Sekiro, Bloodborne, Elden Ring, etc. In short ! The video game industry owes a lot to From Software. Unfortunately, the reality would be much less encouraging internally. Games Industry survey shows overwork, which can go up to more than 10 hours of work each day of the week. Anonymous testimonies mention abnormally low salaries. Other sources have also denied this internally. This infernal rhythm is observed especially in the months preceding the releases of the game. Finally, the feelings seem very heterogeneous between the employees, some accept these conditions, while others denounce them.
The $95,000 iPhone Heist
Recently, a 27-year-old visited an Apple Store. It was in New York, in a store open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After his small business, he leaves with 300 iPhone 13. A large transaction amounting to 209,700 dollars. Problem, he leaves the Apple Store at 1:45 am and has a bad encounter. With 3 well-filled bags, he gets caught up in a fight and has one of his precious purchases stolen. By stealing one of the bags, containing 125 iPhones, the estimated losses amount to $95,000. The young man regularly buys large quantities of telephones. Then, he resells them as part of his professional activity. The police do not know if the thieves had spotted their victim beforehand or if he just ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. In any case, we hope that he is better and that he has recovered from this (very) costly misadventure.
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